There are a lot of Vegan dinner recipes out there in the cyber world but a lot of them are not a complete meal. I thought it would be helpful for all of you Vegan eaters to have the best Vegan dinner recipes all in one place.
My husband always says food is food and if it tastes good, it’s a bonus. I don’t feel that way exactly but no worries here. All of these Vegan dinner recipes are absolutely delicious. My husband is sure to think every one of these recipes is a bonus. 🙂
Every one of these Vegan main dish recipes would be great for dinner for any occasion or just for you or you and your family tonight.
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Vegan Dinner Recipes
1. Chunky Vegetable & Roasted Tomato Paleo Marinara Sauce – My Natural Family
I got this recipe from my mother who got it from my grandmother. She got it from her mother in law who came straight from Sicily. My family is Italian and this recipe has been handed down from generation to generation. It can be made from fresh or canned tomatoes.
Of course, it is best if fresh tomatoes are used. This is a pretty standard recipe. I’ve been known to use it for lasagna sauce often or it can be used for pizza sauce or for any other recipe you need a basic tomato sauce for. The instructions say to cook it for 20 minutes for your convenience.
But truth be known, the secret is to let it simmer on the stove top for 8 hours and let all the liquid boil off. At the same time, all the flavors blend together. The whole neighborhood can smell the sauce when it’s cooked for so long. You can simmer it in a crock pot too probably. I make a big huge pot full and freeze the leftovers in containers that hold the amount I would use for a single meal.
2. Best Healthy Smoky Vegan Black Bean Soup – Gluten Free Daddy
This soup is made from scratch and has a deep smoky rich flavor because it’s cooked all day in the crockpot. I like to make a big batch so I can use it a ton of different ways for other meals throughout the week.
I like to not only serve it as a soup but I also like to serve it on top of nachos, put it on taco salad. I also like it drizzled on hot dogs and I use it as a dip for flatbread. I like to serve my Easy 4 Ingredient Spelt Tortillas with it.
Making your own tortillas is so easy you wouldn’t believe it. I made this with dry black beans but you could make it with canned black beans. Just don’t follow the directions for soaking them then just add the beans after the vegetables are sauteed.
3. Bursted Tomato & Pesto Baked Paleo Spaghetti Squash – My Natural Family
This is a really good alternative to pasta. This “spaghetti” is made with spaghetti squash which is tossed in a dairy-free pesto and then it is topped with yummy bursted cherry tomatoes covered in garlic oil. The pesto sauce recipe that is included makes a good size amount so you can have plenty of pesto sauce, it’s the best part.
4. Southwest Loaded Vegan Baked Sweet Potato with Tomatillo Crema – Clean Eating Recipes
Baked Sweet Potatoes are delicious by themselves but when you add this tomatillo crema sauce it makes the recipe. Don’t miss it, it’s a little below the instructions for the loaded sweet potato. I stopped eating loaded baked potatoes a long time ago.
All the stuff I put on them wasn’t really healthy, like bacon, cheese, and sour cream. Now I just make this tomatillo crema sauce and I love it. The pico de gallo is wonderful on it too. This is a great meal for anyone but it’s also great if you’re on a Vegan diet. The tomatillos give it a southwestern flair with a little zing.
5. One Pan Mexican Quinoa – Damn Delicious
I love to make one pan dishes, they are so easy to throw in a pan and then they do the rest! This Mexican quinoa recipe is no exception. It is a light and nutritious dish the whole family can enjoy!
6. Orange Cauliflower – Yummily Yours
Cauliflower – Bell Peppers – Corn Starch – Flour – Oil – Garlic – Ground Ginger – Orange – Broth – Soy Sauce – Sriracha – Sesame Seeds – Green Onion
This is a vegan twist on a classic Chinese dish, Orange Chicken. The dish is cauliflower instead of chicken topped with a sweet and sour orange zest sauce.
7. Mexican Cornbread Pot Pie – Vegan Yak Attack
Coconut Oil – Red Onion – Bell Peppers – Jalapeno – Black Beans – Corn – Chili Powder – Cumin – Chipotle Powder – Smoked Paprika – Cayenne Pepper – Real Salt – Kale – Flax Seed – Cornmeal – Flour – Onion Powder – Non-Dairy Milk – Agave Nectar – Green Onions – Vegan Sour Cream – Fresh Cilantro
This recipe looks like a fun and delicious dish. It is a piece of cornbread on top hashed veggies with toppings add to the flavor of the dish.
8. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie – Delish Knowledge
This is a vegan version of the traditional shepherd’s pie recipe with lentils instead of meat. This is a dish we ate a lot while growing up, it has really grown on me.
9. Pesto, Lentil and Basil Hand Pies – The Whinery
This is a fun recipe for cute little pastries that are filled with pesto and lentils. They are light and work well as part of a meal or as a snack on the go.